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Police Blotter Jan. 4: Man Shoved Down in Robbery Attempt; Shoplifter Arrested at Howard Street Jewel

A recap of crimes committed in Evanston.

The following items are taken from the Evanston Police Department. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

Robbery

Two men approached a man on the sidewalk at 8 p.m. on Jan. 3 on the 2000 block of Foster Street and knocked him on the ground. They implied they had a gun, and then demanded money from the victim, but he gave them nothing.

 

Theft

Bunmi T. George, 47, of Chicago was arrested at Jewel-Osco on the 2400 block of Howard Street and charged with shoplifting at 5:59 p.m. on Jan. 3. Her court date is set for Feb. 22.

Two black men in their 30s reportedly stole eight bottles of detergent from Target on the 2200 block of Howard Street at 11:27 a.m. on Jan. 2. The subjects were about 5-foot-8 and 150 pounds each.

Someone stole the copper downspout from a garage on the 200 block of Kedzie Avenue at about 4 p.m. on Jan. 2.

The hubcaps were stolen off a 1999 GMC between 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 1 and 9 a.m. on Jan. 2 on the 1400 block of Grey Avenue.

A cell phone and an iPod Touch mp3 player were stolen from an unsecured locker between 2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Dec. 14 on the 1600 block of Dodge Avenue.

 

Burglary

Burglars broke into a house by prying open a basement window between 8:45 a.m. and 2:35 p.m. on Jan. 3 on the 1800 block of Greenwood Street. Once inside, they stole a Nintendo Wii gaming system, a Blu-Ray movie disc player, a Hewlett-Packard laptop computer, a Toshiba laptop computer and a Nintendo DS gaming system.

Burglars broke into a home between 6:50 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 1 on the 2100 block of Emerson Street and stole a Hewlett Packard laptop computer, a Sony television set, a Nintendo Wii and Xbox gaming systems and a Sony digital camera.

Someone broke into a 1997 Saturn through the passenger window and stole the compact disc/mp3 player from the car on Jan. 2 or Jan. 3 on the 1000 block of Wesley Avenue.

 

Domestic Battery

A 24-year-old Des Plaines man was arrested and charged with domestic battery at 12:20 p.m. on Jan. 2 on the 500 block of Hinman Avenue. His court date is set for Jan. 12.

 

Criminal Damage to Property

Someone keyed a 2007 Suzuki and slashed a tire between 2:30 a.m. on Jan. 1 and noon on Jan. 3 on the 1600 block of Chicago Avenue.

 

Driving without a Valid License

Ricardo P. Burns, 32, of Evanston was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 2 at the intersection of Greenleaf Street and Ridge Avenue. His court date is set for Feb. 25.

Luis D. Garcia-Torres, 19, of Chicago was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 11:15 p.m. on Dec. 30 on the 700 block of Howard Street. His court date is set for Feb. 4.

Rafeal Santos-Parra, 23, of Chicago was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 1:10 a.m. on Dec. 31 on the 700 block of Howard Street. His court date is set for Feb. 4.

James R. Solberg, 35, of Skokie was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 11:14 p.m. on Dec. 30 on the 800 block of Lake Street. His court date is set for Feb. 4.

Aramis J. Somerville, 18, of Evanston was arrested and charged with driving without a valid license at 3:09 p.m. on Jan. 3 on the 1300 block of Brummel Street. His court date is set for Jan. 25.

 

Shots Fired

A gunshot was heard at 9:07 p.m. on Jan. 3 near the corner of Simpson Street and Dodge Avenue.

 

Graffiti

A utility box was sprayed with yellow graffiti on Jan. 1 on the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue.

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